I love ya boy

Painting of a child with long dark hair and yellow clothing standing against a blue sky-like background
Gabhann Dunne, I love ya boy, 2020. © Gabhann DunneCredit

Gabhann Dunne

I love ya boy, 2020

Oil on board

The artist’s son is set against a turbulent grey sky. He occupies the space with a wren, bumblebee and hoverfly. Dressed in a miscellany of clothing gathered from his grandparents, he contemplates something out of frame and unknown. In this painting there is a reflection on the past and an uneasy contemplation of the future, balanced with the wonder of one’s own child.

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